Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ten On Tuesday!

Feels as though it as last Tuesday minutes ago! Wow the week flew!

1) What was the last concert you went to?
Dashboard Confessional back in 2006 with my sister Lisa! It was a fun sister date before I headed off to college! We went running shoe shopping, out for sushi with our brother, and to the concert! Oh...and she took me to Starbucks. It was the first time I had ever drank coffee before!

(I just realized that....)
Thanks Lisa, you officially started my coffee addiction! :) I don't know where I'd be without it!

2) Is it easy to make you cry?
That totally depends on who it is. I can be extremely talented at being very stoic with no emotion. And then there's days where I'm like a water hose of tears! But I rarely do the whole "happy cry" thing.

3) Do you ever feel like people underestimate you?
Yes--I think. I don't know if "underestimate" is the correct word for this. But being I'm young, and I'm the youngest in my family, and I'm quite fresh in the world of careers/marriage/etc.....some view me as a young-twenty-something kid without a clue.

I could write a lengthy, angry, ranting post about this. So I will just move on.

4) Name 7 completely random things you like:
-Diet Mountain Dew
-The smell of dryer sheets
-Workout clothes
-Piano
-jazz
-cobble stone streets/sidewalks
-tulips

5) What's your favorite reality tv show and why?
-The Biggest Loser. It's the only one I ever have watched. I like seeing people change their lifestyles!! I also love watching them suffer.

6) What is your favorite hair-care product?
-I don't have a hair care product I swear by at this point in my life. I just don't feel right using my college loan money on top-of-the-line hair products. I stick to Fruictise. (sp??)

7) What's your favorite song at the moment?
-That's tough! Sadly enough, I don't listen to a lot of music anymore. Just classical, jazz, or Christmas music as background to accompany studying or make my house sound pretty!

8) What's the #1 thing on your Christmas list?
-All I want is to make it to ND safely, with no travel difficulties!! That's all I ask for!

9) Have you ever lost your phone?
-Only temporarily. I've left it at stores. I've left it on my car all day long in July in AZ and watched it almost burst into flames (only an exaggeration...). But never *really* lost it.

10) Did you attack the shoppers of Black Friday?
-Kind of. We headed out at about 6:30 Friday morning. We had intentions of waking at 3:30...but that didn't happen. I'm glad.
-The sad part is...all the shopping done was for myself! But the items purchased were practical and neccessary. Except for the black cocktail dress -- probably not all that necessary.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Goodbye November!!!

So I am stealing this idea of the "monthly recap" from my sister Lisa! I think it's a cool idea to get the latest news!


It is just crazy to think that this month is gone. It was super busy and SUPER FAST! But I am ready for December to be here. I love the Christmas season. AND Ryan and I get to fly home to see the family for 10 days!!!!!!!! (*Pause...while Abby jumps up in down in cart-wheels-of-glory)





So here it is!


Current Book(s):



Nursing Care of Children & Infants by Hockenberry & Wilson. Very exciting.


But seriously, December 14 is my final. Then I get almost 3 weeks off!!!! (Allleluia!) So I am looking forward to doing some reading.



So to you "Book Worms" out there, I am open to suggestions.



Otherwise, I'm reading "Going Rogue". I dont care what you think, I think Sarah Palin is an amazing woman, and I would love to read her book! I am a proud fan!





Current Music:


Christmas, Christmas, and More Christmas!


However, I shouldn't sound so "open-loving". I am kind of picky. It needs to be "mood-setting". Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, even Manheim Steamroller. But no upbeat cheesy stuff.

Last season, whenever I listened to my fave's--I sobbed uncontrollably to songs such as "White Christmas", "I'll be Home for Christmas", and "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays". But this year I'm lovin it!





Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:


CANDY CANES. I try to stay away from over-indulging on holiday treats. They just equal bad stomach aches, weight gain, and fluid retention. And to be honest:



  • Sugar cookies make me gag.

  • Fudge is rich and makes me too thirsty.

  • Most "holiday recipes" are PACKED with butter -- which makes me have stomach aches.

  • Divinity tastes like styrofoam.

But I looooove candy canes. You can't go wrong. So that is my guilty pleasure. They're awful for my teeth, I know. But I love them. I now carry them in my purse for a on-the-go treat.



Current colors:

Red!

Current obsessions:

Probably......socks. Cute Christmas socks. Or anything that is "thin" and more "stocking-like". They make me happy.

My favorite way to sport them is to wear my knee-high Xmas socks with shorts around the house. So stylish--Gotta look attractive for my husband!



Current drink:

Powerade Zero - Lime!! They finally came out with the GREEN flavor!!! I am often dehydrated from all the running I do. And AZ is the DRYEST PLACE IN THE PLANET. So it's a staple for me to get my electrolytes.



Current song:

"The Best is Yet to Come". Right now, Ryan & I are in serious "life planning mode". It's kind of scary, but exciting. Being I listen to alot of Frank--this song comes up often....and I get butterflies when I hear it. (I'm cheesy, I know).....



Current movie:

Four Christmases. I saw it last year in theaters with my sisters. And have been telling Ryan ALL year that he neeeds to see it. It's out--and we bought it. I think it may be my favorite Christmas movie!!! :)



Current TV shows:

I really don't want any tv, except for The Biggest Loser on Tuesday nights! It's almost over though! And to be honest....I'm getting kind of bored with it. After drama-queen's got kicked off -- it isn't the same.



Current Wish-List:

-Good shoes for nursing. I have $15 shoes I bought at Target. (nothing against Target)...but being on my feet for 12 hours straight...they aren't very nice. These are quite ideal. Look nerdy-but apparently feel good on the feet!

-I would also like a haircut, and color. I honestly can't find time to do it until this semester is over :( But the day will come!

Current needs:

Well, I think at LEAST the haircut could fall into this realm.

And time. I just want one more day in this week. Even 1/2 a day! After my giant test on Wednesday....I have a giant paper to write. It stresses me out.

Current Triumph:

6 miles is kind of my judging pace (it's my favorite distance to run).

In the past month, I have decreased my time from 8:40/mile to 8:18/mile for average. And I ran it 8:08/mile once last week!!! :)

Current bane of my existence:

Nursing school. Ped's. Writing papers. Congenital heart defects.

Current Goal:

To get an acceptable grade on my test this week. (I don't feel safe saying A....)

To get out my Christmas cards in the next week.

To have all wedding pictures uploaded onto my computer by the time I go home for Christmas!

Current Indulgence:

Raddishes! I don't know how much of an "indulgence" it is. But since I moved away from parent's home--I forgot they existed! Upon purchasing them for my Thanksgiving relish tray....I realized I was the ONLY person who ate them.

Which is AWESOME!!! More for me! For lunch today...I ate like 10 raddishes dipped in mustard with my salad. Mmmm...I'm buying more tomorrow.

Current blessings:

My husband. Although he is "the man" of the house--and checks on my car for me, takes out the garbage, fixes things that break, and sets up my computer for me.......

He also went Christmas shopping with me on black Friday, helped me find a new purse, did the Turkey on Thanksgiving, AND helped me decorate our Christmas tree.

Let's just not let him I know talked about this on my blog. He's not feminine, he's just really helpful. And I'm really lucky. I don't know many men who do this.

To see other blessings -- Refer to my "Thanksgiving Blessing" Post!"

Current slang or saying:

Well Merry Christmas to you too!! I say it when people are cranky.

Current favorite outfit:

Argyle sweaters, dark jeans

Current excitement:

December 23 we are flying to North Dakota!!!!!!!!!

And I'm excited about all the Christmas parties coming up. There are 2 we are going to at Raytheon for Ryan's work, and another one this Friday for some other thing for Ryan. I found a steal on an adorable little black dress on Black Friday and am way pumped to wear it!! :)

Current mood:

Mixed. I'm excited about the season and our coool weather! Finally!

But I am currently not happy, I am at school, and about to begin a 5 hour lecture. Gross.